Sound Propeller Systems, LLC is proud to introduce our line of azimuth Z-drives. The 1500 HP model is finished, and we are diligently working on finishing design of the 2500, and 3500 HP models. Our drive is manufactured and supported in the U.S.A. using our ISO 9000 supply chain. Assembly is in our facility and overseen by ABS to achieve a Type Classification. We have designed this machine using a cartridge concept and quill shaft design to improve serviceability. Factory supported with domestically located spare parts and trained service technicians to assist when necessary!


SPS 1500 Azimuthing Z-Drive Specifications

  • A rating: 1500 HP Continuous and Unrestricted
  • B rating: 1575 HP Heavy Duty (10 hours in 12 with some load cycling)
  • C rating: 1650 HP Maximum Continuous (6 hours in 12 with load and speed cycling)
  • Rotation rate: 1800 RPM input/ 325 RPM Propeller
  • Gear Ratio:
    • Upper: 2.26
    • Lower: 2.45
    • Overall: 5.54
  • Propeller rotation: LH (standard, counter rotating available)
  • Diameter of Propeller: 77 inch (78 inch nozzle)
  • Number of blades: 4
  • Material type: Stainless Steel
  • Clutch: hydraulic, wet running (standard) - Air clutch optional
  • Control System: electronic controls

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